A lot of the time, pet owners think that cat scratching correlates to bad behavior and is unacceptable. But in reality, it’s just a part of a feline’s natural instincts! Scratching is harmless and actually has several key benefits should you find the right supplies to redirect your cat away from the household furniture and towards a cat scratcher or scratching post.
The Hungry Puppy carries a variety of scratchers and scratch posts from brands like Coastal, Creative Pet, K&H, and more! These brands’ products offer a variety of different shapes and textures all appropriate for your kitty’s scratching needs. Whether it be a scratcher sheet that you can mount to the wall or window, a scratcher pad, a post, or a lounge scratcher, you can choose from an assortment of options that fit both your home lifestyle and cat’s preferences. Their rough, durable material (typically sisal fabric or sisal rope) is perfect for never ending scratching! Plus, many of them come included with circular race tracks, balls, catnip, feathers, and imitation grass to add a boost of energy and extra entertainment and motivation that stimulates your furry friend’s physical activity.
Cat scratchers are important because the way in which felines scratch forces them to move their body and stretch it out, thus using and relaxing their muscles. It also does wonders for their nails! Kittens visually and scent mark their territory by scratching, but in the process of doing so, they are also sharpening their claws and staying mentally engaged. Scratching is a great anxiety and stress coping mechanism and actually promotes calmness and better behavior.
Help keep your cat physically and mentally stimulated - and away from your furniture - by satisfying their innate instincts with a cat scratcher from The Hungry Puppy!